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by LionIndex
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Who Is Quintessential Rock Singer?
Replies: 119
Views: 21488

I've never really been a fan, but it seems like this might be a category for Bruce. Although if we go by the anti-Lennon criteria, he might be wearing to many hats in his band other than "singer" to qualify. Same thing with Joe Strummer. Thing is though, I don't think of the "iconic" rock voice as h...
by LionIndex
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Hipsterism?
Replies: 42
Views: 3611

Ok. At the worst I'm exagerating the extent/depth of a fashion trend. But is that so bad? Is it so bad to say that people are mindless idiots? Is it so bad even to say that so many KIDS are posers? I had no problem pointing out the posers when I was 16. It wasn't very difficult. What the hell chang...
by LionIndex
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sacred Cow Bands where you just don't get the appeal: A rant
Replies: 151
Views: 27933

Here's the real sacred cow that I never understood: Jane's Addiction. I can even play a couple of their riffs. I grew up in So. Cal. I never got 'em. Same with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Under The Bridge is cool, the sock thing was totally hilarious. But, I've never been a fan of the white boy rap funk...
by LionIndex
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Coachella 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

If you go for the whole shebang, it's $269, but a working strategy for me the couple years that I've gone has been to just pick one day and go then, although the promoters screwed people out of that option a few years ago when Rage played and wouldn't allow single-day tickets for that day. But then,...
by LionIndex
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Someone please explain Bon Iver
Replies: 22
Views: 14429

Sugarcubes Forever wrote:I refuse to pronounce "Bon Iver" as if it were french. This is America. I pronounce it like it like the first half of Bon Jovi and the word "sliver" (minus the S and L).
It's supposed be French? Like eevay or something? I've been doing the "bon" in your manner and the "iver" like "fiver".
by LionIndex
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Can I just say....
Replies: 1
Views: 1167

I totally agree on the handclaps, but haven't been to enough shows where the blissed-out handwaving was a problem. It's one thing if the performers invite the clapping, which is kind of its own special brand of annoying, but just starting it on your own is pretty silly. I've been to at least one sho...
by LionIndex
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What if the worst happens tonight?
Replies: 17
Views: 3333

Not according to the exit polls: There's still a lot of work to do. Yeah, but there was also a huge division between younger voters, who overwhelmingly opposed Prop 8, and older ones, who overwhelmingly supported it. And, if we've gone from well over 60% homophobe to just 52% in a relatively short ...
by LionIndex
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What if the worst happens tonight?
Replies: 17
Views: 3333

3. Civil rights was a combination, but the Civil Rights Act of 1964 got the ball rolling. Ideally, the Court is supposed to interpret the law that the legislature writes. It's more complicated in the US because we have state laws that sometimes conflict with federal law/rights. Despite what many re...
by LionIndex
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Four years ago...
Replies: 31
Views: 46546

Luckily, at least in California's case, it's quite obvious that all that's needed to change the constitution is a 50% vote. So, I expect that prop 8 will get flipped over in a couple years. However, the campaign for 8 was truly despicable and omnipresent. I saw ads for it plastered over just about e...
by LionIndex
Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What if the worst happens tonight?
Replies: 17
Views: 3333

That could have been written, and probably would have made more sense, four years ago. But, the quote does sell the Jesusland states a little short on education -- they do have Duke, UVa, and Wake Forest, although Virginia and North Carolina may go for Obama this time around. And Southern California...